CALLING ALL MINDS - Temple Grandin
January 16, 2020, 5:30.- 8:00 p.m.
CA West Gym, light dinner served
With world-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor Temple Grandin, join us to hear this evening of personal stories, inventions, and facts that will blow young inventors' minds and make them soar. In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin delves into the science behind inventions, the steps various people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved, and the ways in which young inventors can continue to think about and understand what it means to tinker, to fiddle, and to innovate. Grandin creates a blueprint for different ways to look at the world. And more than a call to action, she gives a call to imagination, and shows us that there is truly no single way to approach any given problem—but that an open and inquisitive mind is always key. She draws on her own experience as an autistic child. At age two, she had no speech and all the signs of severe autism. Many hours of speech therapy and intensive teaching enabled Temple to learn and endure constant teasing. Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated her to study and pursue a career as a scientist. Following her PhD research on the effect of environmental enrichment on the behavior of pigs, she has published several hundred industry publications on animal handling, in addition to 12 books. She currently is a Professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University, where she continues her research and teaches courses on livestock handling and facility design.